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Fine Arts Center to host SC Arts Alliance board meeting

Posted: March 6, 2014 5:01 p.m.
Updated: March 7, 2014 5:00 a.m.

The Fine Arts Center (FAC) of Kershaw County is proud to announce that it will be the location for the meeting of the Board of Directors of the South Carolina Arts Alliance (SCAA) beginning today. The meeting will be held in the historic Douglas Reed House. The FAC welcomes the SCAA, along with members of the Wateree Outdoor Life Festival (WOLF) of Camden. WOLF will be holding their first annual festival on the FAC campus this weekend.

The SCAA is a private, non-profit statewide coalition of arts organizations, educators, administrators, artists, business and community leaders, that serves as the state's leading arts policy and advocacy organization. The SCAA generates support for public funding of the arts and arts education and is beginning its 35th year of service to the arts in our state. Kathleen Bateson, president & CEO of the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island is president of the SCAA board.

"Our board realizes the value of meeting in different cities and art venues around the state and we are especially excited about meeting at the vibrant arts campus of the Fine Arts Center in historic Camden," said Betty Plumb, executive director of the Arts Alliance. "The Center is one of the state's premier local arts organizations."

Local hosts, along with Kristin Cobb, executive director at the FAC, are two SCAA board members: Mary Jones, Chair of the FAC Board and Rose Sheheen, a former chair who is currently serving as the first vice president of the SCAA.

The FAC is at 810 Lyttleton Street in Camden. Office hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m.to 6 p.m.

The FAC is funded in part by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation and the South Carolina Arts Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional funding provided by the city of Camden, Kershaw County and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina along with donations from businesses and individuals.

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